Hidden Treasures by Esther Agbi
“Thy word have I hidden in my heart that I may not sin against thee [Psalm 119 v 11].”
What do people usually hide if I may ask? Something precious, Jewelries, China wares, Certificates, etc. Things that are precious are held with high regard. In some homes, expensive china wares are not used on a daily basis. They are reserved for functions or festivities like Christmas parties, family re-union or visitors. When the mum of the home pulls out such plates, the children begin to ask, who are we expecting mum? Some people store jewelries in the bank because it is treasured and of high value.
The Psalmist says he hides God’s word in his heart. This is because God’s words are precious and beyond value. It is a great treasure to him. He does not want to sin against his maker. What about you? Do you place much importance if any on God’s words? Some people actually place importance to the word of God, but are doing it the wrong way. I have heard of people placing the Bible under their pillows while they sleep, with the hope that it will prevent bad dreams and protect them while they slept. I did this in the past in my teenage years when I lacked understanding. It is not the physical Bible that does the protection.
You have to have that relationship with your maker, open up his manual for living (the Bible), read and study it. The Spirit of God will give you understanding as you study the word. The more of God’s words you have in your heart, the greater the treasure you are building up for your self. Your heart is like the treasure box, or the bank where your treasure is stored, but this time, the word of God.
Thieves can sometimes break through the banks to steal. That is why the bible says in Matt 5 v 20 and 21 “20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Let the word of God be endeared to your heart and it will make you stay away from sin.
Prayer of Faith
Lord, let my heart be a fertile ground for your word in Jesus’ name.
Lord let your word be honey to my soul in Jesus’ name.